Kitchen renovations aren’t for the faint of heart. With details up the wazoo, finding the right appliance that’s easy on the eyes, works like a champ AND within budget is a massive undertaking. Even if you discover exactly what you’re looking for—stylistically and within price range—it’s like taking a shot in the dark on whether it’s up to the task.
Well, I’m here to tell you if you’re planning a kitchen renovation and eyeing a Hallman range, this hot ticket item is worth every single cent. She fine like a damn wine. Let me explain why:
Right Outta The Box
During my recent kitchen renovation, I purchased a 36-inch Hallman range in Antique White. This dual fuel, five-burner range features a gas-powered stovetop and electric, multifunction oven with nine unique cooking options. From pizza- to grill-cooking, upper and lower roasting elements, defrost function AND a turnspit, this range makes for a cooking experience akin to Christmas morning for any “chef on the side.” It me.
Each of the five burners feature a brass, cuff-like element that’ll make a glammy girl squeal. The tiny, yet thoughtful design element just adds that juusczh. My plumber feared it would wear off quickly, but NUH UH, GIRL. It looks slightly darker than new, but hasn’t worn off at all after three months of regular use.
My Hallman range came with two unexpected, added bonuses I never knew I always needed. A fry pan (a.k.a. solid af griddle) that spans the depth of the center burner and did you catch my mention of a TURNSPIT? Yeah, it’s got that, too. One of many multifunctions, you can either roast some sweet meat on the accompanying stand or just stick that ‘spit in its turning hole. Stahhhp.
Real Good Looks
Hallman ranges blend old world charm with new age convenience. I mean, they’re just sexy. Just look at ‘er. Sleek, compact, a bit glamtastic; I fell to pieces when I locked eyes with those playful, brass knobs and handlebars. Hallman ranges come in all different colors and metal finishes, so you can undoubtedly find one perfect for you and your home.
Fact: Antique White was not my original choice! Due to timeline constraints and availability, my initial plan for a bright white range fell through. Its closest comparable: Antique White. The product photos online depicted this heavily yellow-cream-looking range. This wasn’t inspiring the kitchen designer inside me, until I came across this fantastic kitchen reveal post from Design Loves Detail. Once I saw that beauty basked in natural light—winner, winner, chicken dinner! This slight off-white added yet another delicious layer to the kitchen design and really tied in every gold accoutrement in the space.
Let’s move down to them legs. First of all, how cute are they? (Saaah cute.) Second of all, these legs are the best legs of all the range legs. Might not sound like much, but in a house that prides itself on cleanliness, but also happens to be filled with furballs, that little leg lift is just where it needs to be to suck up a plethora of furry tumbleweeds. Gross, unwanted, pet hair ecosystem—be gone!!
What I love the most about this cook lover’s range is the stovetop design—it makes such great use of the space. Every grill intersects tightly and creates this open, flat surface to move pans around freely. To top that off, the stovetop rarely feels dirty. I’ve got a lifelong experience of common 30-inch ranges under my belt, and I swear to you, I could never keep those bad boys clean. Now, I’ll cook ‘til my heart’s content and maybe after the fifth or sixth use, I’ll give her a good ol’ fashioned wipe down.
PRO TIP: These stainless steel wipes have saved my liiiife.
I’ve been blown away (my husband, too) at how evenly the burners distribute heat. I’ve made some damn good, late-night grilled cheeses I should seriously be writing about. The multifunction oven falls fast in line with this category of heat excellence, roasting and browning many savory dishes to perfection over the past few months. Seriously, it cooks faster and more evenly than any other range I’ve ever used. Scouts honor.
A Few Learning Quirks
There’s a handful of quirks worth noting about installing and operating a Hallman range. For a dual fuel range, a 220-volt outlet is required to operate such a powerful cooking machine (it’s like a lotta BTUs). The range also comes hardwired and, by code, a male adapter/plug must be connected to allow for immediate shutoff. This was an extra added expense on our part, but well worth it. My electrician was a rockstar considering this decision was made down to the wire … … … Heh. ⚡️⚡️⚡️
Powering the gas burners is a unique process, but easily adaptable. Just like any traditional range, turn the knob left to the ignite icon. Then, depress the knob (you’ll hear clicking) and hold for a minimum of seven seconds. Yes; that’s right; seven seconds! I’m not 100% sure why, but that’s just how ya light it.
SHOP THE POST
The first time I went to turn on the oven, I was so overtaken by my options that I couldn’t figure out why it wasn’t turning on. I’m like, gotta try all nine icons, yo! Well, that’s because after you select an oven function, then you’ve got to select your heat … on a different knob. It’s in the center, and you can’t miss it. 😂
Ready to purchase? Make sure to plan accordingly. Hallman ranges are handmade in Italy and lead times can vary between 12 to 16 weeks, depending on the source. Get on it, gurrrrl.
PRO TIP: With a powerful range must come a powerful hood. This inexpensive 36-inch Cosmo range hood has been seriously kickin’ ass in the kitchen. We be grease free, bay-beee.
Looks Aside, The Price is Right
If you’re looking for an affordable, luxury kitchen appliance, this Hallman range is IT. She’s a serious showstopper, operates like a pro, and is half the ticket price of ranges with a comparable appearance (white range, brass finishes). The 36-inch Hallman ranges will run you about $2900, which ain’t bad when the only other game in town (that I can find) is a 36-inch Ilve Majestic range that goes for $5700–7700 smackaroos. Them’s the facts.
Fellow cooks, watch your wallets, because I KNOW this Hallman range is gonna getcha.
A+++ for appearances
Price tag – affordable for a premium consumer range
User experience – cooks evenly and like a champ
Outta-the-box bonuses – turnspit, fry top and pro metal spatula
Sexy little metal legs – easy to clean underneath
Tons of range color and metal finish options
Made in Italy (Italian 🙋🏻♀️ and biased)
Gas burner ignite time
Antique White product photos – inaccurate color, way prettier in-person
Turnaround time – 12 to 16 weeks
This post is NOT sponsored! I just really effin love my Hallman range and you sure as heck needed to know 🙌🏻
***EDITOR’S UPDATE 7/1/20***
It has come to my attenzione the base price for the 36″ Hallman range has been raised from $2900 to $3500. Get it while it’s hot, if you hear what I’m flipping around.